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Now Accepting Applications:NSSA Conference, April 2014

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

The National Social Science Association has been in existence for 33 years and is a growing interdisciplinary association that has served thousands of social scientists through its conferences, seminars and publications. The association is now accepting proposals for its National Technology and Social Science Conference April 13-15, 2014. More Information»

2014 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium Date Announced!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the Office for Undergraduate Research will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. The event will be held in the Marshall Student Center (Ballroom and conference rooms) and will provide a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers. Additional Information coming soon!


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NCUR 2014: Call for Student Abstracts

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

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Become an OUR Volunteer

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

Want to help spread the word about the benefits of undergraduate research? Become an OUR volunteer. Sign Up Today!
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Undergraduate Researchers: In their Own Words

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

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UR Mentor Publishes New Findings on Alzheimer’s Disease!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Chad Dickey talks about his latest research. View the Video »

Undergraduate Researchers in Sociology Present their Projects at National Conferences!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

On Saturday, August 10, 2013, USF Sociology student Damian Patrinostro presented “Exploring the Social Construction of a Zoo: Explicit vs. Implicit Functions and their Implications” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in New York City.   His paper originated with field work conducted as part of a Research Experience course.  Damian is also working on a paper on people’s interactions with zoo animals with his mentor, Dr. Chris Ponticelli.  Damian will graduate this semester and is working on applications for graduate school.

Kat Poblete, who graduated with highest honors this past summer, will present a portion of her Sociology honor’s thesis at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociology Society in October, 2013.  In her paper, “The Conceptual and The Personal: Bridging the Gap in Emerging Alternative Food Initiatives,” Kat enhances the literature on the alternative food movement with in-depth interviews with people intimately involved in area movements. Kat’s research mentor for this project was Dr. Chris Ponticelli.

Congratulations to Kat and Damian on their high academic achievements!

Undergraduate Researcher Publishes in Prestigious Journal!

Friday, July 26th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | 1 Comment »

Biology major Jyoti Mehta has co-published  “New hope for a microRNA therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension”  with P.T. Parthasarathy, R. Lockey, and her research mentor Dr. Narasaiah Kolliputi.  The article appears in the  July 2013 issue of Frontiers in Genetics.

Jyoti has been actively involved with the OUR since attending a workshop during the Fall 2012 semester. She obtained her research position in Dr. Kolliputi’s  through the OUR mentor position request initiative. Jyoti also served as a volunteer during the 2013 Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

The OUR congratulates Jyoti Mehta on her high academic achievement and we wish her much success in the future!


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